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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several forces, especially the ionic bond, covalent bond, and metallic bond, by which atoms or ions are bound in a molecule or crystal.

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  • noun chemistry Any of several attractive forces that serve to bind atoms together to form molecules

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  • noun an electrical force linking atoms

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